Caught by the River

Fleece Painting

25th March 2019

Fleece Painting is a film by Bevis Bowden shot in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales, between June and December 2018.

Informed by the everyday labours of working farm life, the film focuses on the work of the artist Paul Emmanuel, whose painting practice is embedded in the hills of the National Park. Inspired by local farmers’ use of coloured sheep marker, Emmanuel’s paintings use sheared fleece, sourced from local upland flocks. He then applies paint directly to the fleece. Watch the film below:

See Caught by the River coverage of Bevis’s previous films here, or visit his website here.